Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

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The Department of Science and Methods for Engineering (DISMI), within the St. Lazzaro Campus in Reggio Emilia, conducts research, training and technology transfer in engineering and basic disciplines that support them. In particular, the researchers of DISMI are specialized in Engineering Management, Mechatronic Engineering and Energy, in an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that includes all subjects of basic sciences.

DISMI is characterized by an inherent inter-disciplinary in research. Within it, a number of research group of excellence exist that span a multitude of disciplines, from physics and mathematics to information and industrial engineering, As emphasized in the individual Web pages of its constituent groups,  such research activities are deeply integrated both with the international scientific community and with the local industrial ground.

Main expertise are:

Antonio Dumas: He received the degree in Physics from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1972. In 1980 he was appointed Researcher at the University of Bologna , In 1987 Associate Professor in Physics at the Technical University of Florence and then University of Bologna and he is, at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Full Professor of Technical Physics since the 1 st of November 1999

Research Interest: His principal research interests were focused on:

  1. solar radiation and thermal and photovoltaic applications of solar energy (almost 27 papers);
  2. energy savings utilization in civil (almost 16) and energetic and exergetic efficiency on industrial thermal process. (Almost 13);
  3. fundamentals in experimental and computational Thermofluidynamics (Almost 19 papers).

He is author and coauthor of two text book and on almost 90 publications, national and international, congresses and journals. He is the co-holder of three industrial patents.

Currently his interests are focused on

  1. the project PSYCHE (Photovoltaic Stratospheric Isle Conversion for Hydrogen Energy as Vector), the design and the development of an high altitude platform for telecommunications, energy and rescue, caratterizzata ecological footprint by practically null, null carbon dioxide emission and very low environmental impact;
  2. the Project MAAT (Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport) granted by EC 7 th Framework for design and development of a discoid stratospheric airship flies at altitude. Is composed by a part as a cruiser and other airships, as feeders, docking and lifting from the ground Bringing people and freight;
  3. the experimental and theoretical evaluation of transient heat flux through the walls.

Michele Trancossi

Ha a Mechanical Engineering Ms degree at Università of Parma and Reggio Emilia and a PhD in “Industrial Innovtion” at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia. He has a previous professional experience as designer and CAD specialist. Research assistant is involved in Project MAAT and in other Project. Author of several scientific papers, he is the main inventor of the HOMER nozzle which is the basis of the project. He is involved in Standardization activity both inside SAE and ASTM. He teaches the course of Computational Thermalfluiddynamic.


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